Max Schrems

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Legal experts are of the view  that lengthy court lists   would be the result of not implementing two optional parts of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation relating    to class actions. Illustration: Getty

Much coverage of the General Data Protection Regulation has focused, understandably, on the potentially gigantic fines that might be levied on compani(...)

Max Schrems at the Four Courts in Dublin earlier this year.  Photograph: Collins Courts

Facebook Ireland has rejected claims by Austrian lawyer Max Schrems that he is a private consumer and entitled to take a class action case against the(...)

Max Schrems. Photograph: Collins Courts

A High Court judge has raised issues with lawyers for the US government about the effect on EU citizens of findings of non-compliance by US intelligen(...)

Facebook agreed with the US that the court should have regard to the information about the data-collection restrictions. Photograph: Reuters

The Data Protection Commissioner has told the High Court new restrictions on collection of some personal data by the US National Security Agency have (...)

Austrian lawyer Max Schrems who is party to the Facebook Ireland case.

The US government has asked the High Court to take account of a “significant” decision last month stopping the collection of a certain category of pe(...)

US president Donald  Trump: the Republican-party-dominated Congress voted to wipe out important Obama-era privacy protections on personal data. Photograph: Andrew Harrer

Billions of euro worth of transatlantic trade took another giant step towards an economic cliff’s edge this week, thanks to a swift and spectacularly (...)

Austrian lawyer Max Schrems alleges his data-privacy rights as an EU citizen were breached by transfer of his personal data by Facebook Ireland.

The High Court has reserved judgment on an action by the Data Protection Commissioner with potentially enormous implications for trade between the Eur(...)

Austrian lawyer Max Schrems maintains the main protections provided by the US for data privacy rights of EU citizens have no statutory basis and “could be altered tomorrow”, the High Court has heard.

Austrian lawyer Max Schrems maintains the main protections provided by the US for data privacy rights of EU citizens have no statutory basis and “coul(...)

Facebook argues the Data Protection Commissioner’s draft decision fails to take into account the 2016 Privacy Shield agreement between the European Commission and US concerning data transfers. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The “blanket protection” provided by the US in relation to the collection and use of “foreign intelligence” data from people outside the US is “extrao(...)

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon:  made a draft finding in May 2016 that Austrian lawyer Max Schrems had “well-founded” objections to the transfer of his personal data from Facebook Ireland to its US parent. Photograph: Eric Luke

No other country has explained its national security system in the way the US has to the European Commission, the High Court has been told by lawyers(...)

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